YWCA Accommodation

Provide emergency accommodation for women and their families at 285 Hereford Street (near the City Mission). For further information ring the number above.

YMCA Life Fit Programme – Bishopdale

Activities include: Sit and be Fit Chair exercises class Exercise to music Circuits Pilates Tai Chi Life Fit group fitness For information regarding other classes held at Bishopdale YMCA please ring the above number. For the City YMCA the telephone number is 366 0689, .

Radius St Helena’s Rest Home

40 general rest home beds, 15 hospital beds & 6 palliative care beds. All clients are advised to request a referral from their G.P. for a full assessment before entering rest home care or ring Older Persons Health,  Community and Assessment Team Burwood Hospital, 337 7765

Alliance Francaise

Learn French Open Monday to Friday 10am – 5pm They offer a full range of classes for adults, teenagers, children and toddlers. They have classes at the above premises. For further information regarding the classes, either ring the above telephone number, email them at the above email address or visit the website (timetable may be … Continued

Plains FM 96.9

Community Access Radio – Community Notices taken (no charge). Training available for groups, organisations and individuals to produce and broadcast their own programme. (Language of their own choice). A small charge does apply.

Legal Referral Services

Community Law Canterbury provides free legal information. Phone for an appointment. Community Law Canterbury also provides a legal information service between 10.00am – 4.00pm Monday – Friday

Te Puawaitanga (Maori Health)

Concerned with the health of Maori women and actively promotes healthy lifestyles. Programmes include: Well child – Tamarikiora Outreach immunisation Parents as first teachers programme Incredible years programme Breast feeding advocacy service Early childhood transition programme Disease state management – outreach nurses Wakaura workshops Kaitoko whanau – social and housing issues

Home & Family Society

Available 9am-5pm. Offer affordable counselling for children couples and families (single sessions are available). Older people are welcome.  By referral only. Live-in parenting programme – 6 weeks – with 24 hour support.  

Heart Foundation of NZ

The Foundation promotes healthy lifestyles and research into heart disease. Offers advice and education for people with heart problems.

DPA Christchurch & Districts (Assembly)

The Assembly of People with Disabilities is an advocacy and national lobby organisation that promotes the issues facing disabled people.The local branch advocates are always working to improve access and rights for disabled people in 6 key areas : Access,Education, Employment,Health services, Human rights, Transport. For further information, email Karim at the above email address.

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